California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Boggs Mountain DSF Trail Reconstruction
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project is to reestablish the single track muti-use trails (30.3 mi) that were present on Boggs Mountain demonstration State Forest (BMDSF) prior to the Valley Fire.
Boggs Mountain Demonstration state forest is a 3,493 acre Demonstration State Forest operated by the California Department of Forestry and fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The project site is the state forest property, as the original trail network stretched over much of the ownership. No section of the proposed trail network will be built off of State property.
The construction method will primarily be by volunteer work crews of 10-15 people with hand tools. Some small mechanized trail building equipment may be used, but the impact and soil movement will likely be similar to that of a work crew. Trail construction will involve either balanced, partial, or full bench construction. Brush cutting and isolated hazard tree removal will occur along the newly established trails. Hazard trees removed will be dead or dying trees as defined in 14 CCR 895.1.
Project Location: Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 1, Class II, and Class IV Categorical Exemptions described in the CEQA Guidelines (14 CCR Section 15301, 15302, and 15304) pertaining to existing structures, reconstruction or replacement, and minor alterations to land, will not have a significant effect on the environment, and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
Note: See NOE for full details.
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